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Oswald Cobblepot (DCAU)

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Quote1 I suppose it's true what they say. Society is to blame. High society. Quote2
-- Penguin src

Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot was a Gotham kingpin who used his affluent status for the various crimes he committed. He was known as a "gentleman of crime" executing them with class and elegance, along with bird-related themes. Unlike most Batman rogues, the Penguin was sane and in complete control of his actions. He later nestled himself down at the Iceberg Lounge, a legitimate club, but kept a shady business in the back room. He has had dealings with almost all of Batman's enemies.

Penguin was first confronted by Batman during his attempt to steal a valuable relic. Batman located his hideout and Penguin used some toxin to put Batman out of action. After being rescued by some kids, Batman recovered and Penguin followed them to the kids' home, where he fought Batman but was ultimately defeated and sent to jail.[1]



  • Trick Umbrellas: The Penguin wielded a variety of trick umbrellas, with knives, guns, and/or gas dispensers concealed in them.
  • Penguin had a yellow limousine that was usually driven by Eagleton.
  • Penguin has many henchmen who he has named after birds. These names include Jay, Raven, Eagleton, Falcone, Sheldrake, Jay (female), Raven (female) and Lark.



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